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I am looking for players to form a small group to play consorts after work on a weekday.  Venue the fringe of the City (Old Street).  Room with good acoustic and space.  I have a wide range of music, and can provide 5 stands, which cuts the weight whilst commuting.

Good sight reading required and a preference for one to a part.  Envisage perhaps 60 – 90 minutes playing with meetings arranged on an ad hoc basis.  Tea and coffee available!

Nigel Fletcher

Players wanted to join a small ensemble who meet weekly on Mondays from 7.30-9 at my home in Chiswick. We have a library of music catering for from 3-8 players. People should be good sight readers and ideally be able to play several recorders. Contact details:

(added 09/11/2018)

Helen and Stephen Buxton have recently returned to Whiston in the Staffordshire Moorlands and converted a barn attached to their cottage into a music room which is begging to be used.

Helen plays harpsichord, and Steve plays baroque flute, baroque bassoon, recorders and bass viol.

Please contact if you are interested in getting together.

(added 09/10/2018)

Small consort who perform regularly needs new players.  This successful group have introduced recorder repertoire to many audiences who previously only knew  and feared beginner descants!  We share a programme with a chamber choir and performances are usually in Leicestershire and surrounding counties.  Players need their own transport and rehearsals are during the daytime.  Players need to be competent on S.A.T and B instruments and willing to perform one to a part. 

If interested please contact

(added 28/09/2018)

Players welcome at our regular Monday morning meetings in the Birmingham area.  We take turns to host meetings in an area stretching from Northfields to Sutton Coldfield.

We have a large store of music to choose from and usually play one to a part.  For more details please contact

(added 28/09/2018)

Recorder player (descant and treble) wanted in London W5 to play 3-part arrangements of folk music (mostly Irish, Scottish, Welsh) and of pieces by folk-related composers (Carolan, Moore, Niel Gow, Phil Cunningham etc.).  Current ensemble consists of cello, recorder and/or flute, plus guitar ad lib.  Sample sheet music available.  We meet once a month, generally on a Thursday evening.

(added 16/08/2018)

Anyone interested in joining a recorder group in Stone, Staffs?  We rehearse monthly at my house. It is friendly and informal. Tea and cake provided. We play mainly early consort music  – John.


(added 08/08/2018)

We are looking for a fourth recorder to join us in Norfolk.  We love all things Early music and need someone who can swap between instruments, good at sight reading, a sense of humour and enthusiastic!  Please contact for more information!

Liz Housden

(added 26/07/2018)

‘Belper Recorder Player’ (Derbyshire) was formed in 2014. We meet about twice each month, with tuition and musical direction from Verity Thompson.

We play a wide variety of music, mostly for our own pleasure, but give occasional performances.

The group is currently open to new members able to play alto/tenor/ bass or below at intermediate or improver standard. The ability to play more than one recorder would be very useful.

Please contact Hilary on for more details.

(updated 10/09/2021)

‘The Accidentals’ was formed many years ago but numbers have dwindled and we would welcome new players. There are currently six of us. We usually play one to a part so a good standard of sight reading is needed. We also swap between instruments so the ability to play more than one recorder would be very helpful. We play a wide range of music from early to present day. Members, if sufficiently confident, take turns to lead half the session for half a term in order to improve our performance of selected pieces. The rest of the session involves playing through pieces brought by other players.

Venue:  The Jazz Centre, Beckett Road, Doncaster. DN2 4AA.
Time:  Thursday mornings during term time (the centre is closed during school holidays)
10am – 12 noon.

Contact:  Carol Woodward (member of Lincoln and Nottinghamshire SRP branches)
Mobile:  07840379309

(added 27/03/2018)

Are there any players around the South East of England who are interested in the novel idea of a recorder Rock music ensemble? I have and can play (to varying degrees) the 4 common recorders and would love to meet other capable players looking for something just a bit different to the usual early music ensemble. I won’t say too much and will leave it to those who contact me to delve more into the idea but would suit those who double on a bit of electric guitar as well as recorders!!

Oliver Staines

(added 04/03/2018)

I live in Stoke-on-Trent and play soprano and tenor recorders fairly well.  I am currently teaching myself the alto and would love to meet other recorder players in my area maybe to practice with, so that in the longer term I could join a group or orchestra. My playing is ok but my sight reading could be better!

Please contact me Rachel Jean at Thank you!

(added 12/01/2018)

I spend about ten weeks of the year in the Pyrenees near Bagnères de Bigorre (in the summer and at Christmas) currently, and would love to play recorder while I am there. I play soprano, alto, tenor and bass, though am most comfortable with the alto. My favourite pieces to play are from the Renaissance and Early Baroque periods, however, I am very happy to fit in with whatever is on the menu. If you have a group I may join in the area, or you are simply another like-minded person in the vicinity, do please drop me a line at I am fluent in French, if that helps matters. Michèle Ní Laitheasa.

(added 30/11/2017)

I’ve recently moved to South Wales (near Cowbridge) & would like to join a recorder ensemble.I studied oboe at music college so can sight read & have ensemble playing skills but am fairly new to the (treble) recorder. I’m wondering if there any suitable groups in the area.

Please contact Helen Rhodes

(added 26/08/2017)

 I’m looking for a group of happy fun recorder players in the Shrewsbury or Market Drayton area.I’m really keen to improve my playing, after moving from Kent to Shropshire I have lost my way a bit without my recorder teacher Wendy Wood. I hope I receive a positive response soon.

Val Parris (treble and bass)

(added 22/04/2017)

I am trying to form an early music ensemble in the Portsmouth/Southampton area.  Would ultimately want to be performing.

Contact Margot on

added (18/11/2016)

I am trying to form a small recorder & Early Music ensemble – playing for pleasure – in the Carlisle/ North Cumbria area. Mainly Renaissance music, which sounds splendid in churches! Also, an opportunity to play or learn soprano shawm, crumhorns and cornett, which I own.

Email, phone or text enquiries very welcome, to John: 07745838731.

(added 20/10/2016)

I am trying to set up a new group of four, maybe five, fairly proficient recorder players in Sheffield who can meet weekly, possibly fortnightly. As my main interest is in playing treble, ideally I’d be looking for a descant, tenor and bass player but there could be flexibility playing different instruments within the group.

If interested you can e- mail me at or call me on 01142699434 Liz Maxwell.

(added 20/05/2016)

Last updated 17 January 2022